Looking for a delicious keto fruit dip recipe? This recipe is perfect for those on a ketogenic diet or anyone looking for a low carb snack option. Quick and easy to make, this fruit dip is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying within your daily macros.
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Keto fruit dip for a picnic
It was a beautiful day for a picnic. The sun was shining and the birds were singing. The perfect day to enjoy all the keto fruits in season.
We started with our favorite berries: strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Then we added some blackberries and coconut chips. For our dip, we used this delicious keto fruit dip recipe.
It was the perfect addition to our picnic and super popular with everyone!
What is fruit dip?
Traditional fruit dip is a type of sauce or dip that is usually cream-based. It can be used as a condiment or topping for various fruits, as well as a dipping sauce for other foods such as pretzels, crackers, or cookies.
Fruit dips are often sweetened and may contain yogurt, cream cheese, chocolate, or peanut butter.
Is fruit dip keto?
If you are following a ketogenic diet, then you will want to make sure your fruit dip is keto-friendly. This means avoiding any dips that contain sugar or other high carb ingredients. Instead, opt for keto fruit dips that are made with healthy fats, low carb sweeteners, and keto-friendly fruits.
This recipe is a great example of a low carb fruit dip. It uses cream cheese, yogurt, and a keto-friendly sweetener to create a delicious dip perfect for keto dieters like you and me!
📏 Recipe macros
Let’s take a look at the macros. In this recipe for keto fruit dip, one serving is two tablespoons. This recipe for low carb fruit dip has 79 calories, 1 gram of protein, 8 grams of fat, and 1 gram net carbs per serving.
These macros are figured with MyFitnessPal, with the ingredients I use in the recipe. I always recommend figuring your own with the exact items/brands you use. It’s especially important to determine your own if you’re keeping close track and want to be accurate.
What are the benefits of a keto fruit dip?
Keto fruit dips are a great way to add extra flavor or nutrition to your fruit. They can also be a healthy alternative to sugary sauces or dips. Fruit dips made with yogurt or cream cheese can provide some protein and calcium, while those made with peanut butter or chocolate can be a good source of healthy fats.
What are some keto fruit dip recipes?
There are many different fruit dip recipes available, but some of my favorites include:
– keto chocolate fruit dip
– keto peanut butter fruit dip (like a peanut butter fluff or mousse)
– Yogurt fruit dip
– Cream cheese fruit dip (with great cheesecake flavor!)
As you’ll see in this recipe, I like to add a little yogurt to the cream cheese-style fruit dip just to give it that tang from the yogurt flavor.
🍽 Equipment needed to make keto fruit dip
To make this keto fruit dip recipe, you’ll need a few items from around your kitchen.
🥘 Ingredients in low carb fruit dip
When you choose your ingredients, be sure to read labels and select items that are keto-friendly and have no added sugars or other unnecessary ingredients.
- 8 oz softened cream cheese – I like to use the original Philadelphia brand, but any cream cheese will work. Softened cream cheese works best or at room temperature.
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt – Choose a good quality plain Greek yogurt. You don’t have to include the yogurt, but I like the flavor it adds.
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream – Whipped, this will help to give the fruit dip a light and fluffy texture. Pay close attention to labels and choose an organic if possible.
- 1/4 cup powdered sweetener – I use allulose in this recipe, but you could also use powdered erythritol (Swerve Confectioner’s), monk fruit sweetener (Lakanto), or stevia. Use more to taste if a sweeter dip is preferred. I’ve found tastes and preferences often vary!
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon extract (or 4 drops food grade approved lemon essential oil)
- 2 tsp lemon zest – This is the zest of one small lemon.
- favorite keto fruits for dipping! – Fresh fruits will be best.
- Optional for dipping: Fresh coconut meat or chips, keto cookies
The specific type of fresh fruit you use is up to you. I usually like to use a mix of berries, but feel free to use your favorite keto-friendly fruits for your fruit platter. Just be sure to check the carb counts and adjust accordingly.
👩🍳 Variations on simple fruit dip
You can also vary the flavors of this easy fruit dip if you wish!
This is more of a classic fruit dip, but you can also add almond extract, coconut extract, marshmallow crème extract, cocoa powder, or even a strawberry puree to this healthy low carb dip.
Toppings on the light and fluffy dip
There are so many options when it comes to toppings for fruit dips. Keto ingredients like sugar free chocolate chips, cocoa powder, lemon zest are perfect for adding flavor and color.
🔪 Instructions: how to make the keto fruit dip recipe
First, start by whipping the heavy cream with a handheld or stand mixer in a large mixing bowl to stiff peaks. Try not to overmix and make butter, but if it happens just add in a little more heavy cream to thin it out.
Softened cream cheese mixture
Next, in a separate large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy and mix in the yogurt until smooth. I like to use my stand mixer for this, but a handheld mixer or even a spoon will work.
After that, mix in the allulose (or preferred powdered sweetener), vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon extract (or oil) into the beaten cream cheese mixture.
Then gently fold in the whipped cream and mix in until all ingredients are fully incorporated and mixed well.
Now serve immediately with blueberries, strawberries, or your favorite low carb fruits or chill until ready to serve. The fruit dip can be made the day before serving and stored in the fridge, and it will thicken up slightly as it chills. Enjoy!
How to serve the cream cheese fruit dip
To present the delicious dip, spoon or pipe it into a separate bowl or serving dish. Top the creamy dip off with lemon zest, sugar free chocolate chips, or whatever you like!
It can be placed in the center of a fruit tray or just next to one.
🥣 How to store this delicious dessert
If you happen to have any leftover dip, it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. I wouldn’t recommend freezing it as the texture may change slightly.
When you’re ready to enjoy it again, just set it out or let it come to room temperature and serve.
🧺 Keto diet picnic foods
This keto fruit dip recipe is so easy to make and it’s perfect for a summer picnic or any day. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have it on a delicious party fruit tray ready in no time.
This is sure to become one of the family’s favorite recipes, and I love serving it with my favorite berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
It’s also great with sliced coconut or even keto cookies. What’s your favorite way to enjoy this keto dip?
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Printable recipe card
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (whipped to stiff peaks)
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp lemon zest (zest of one small lemon)
- 1 tsp lemon extract (or 4 drops lemon oil)
- 1/4 cup powdered allulose (or more to taste if sweeter is preferred)
- First, start by whipping the heavy whipping cream with a handheld or stand mixer in a medium bowl to stiff peaks.
- In another large bowl, whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
- Mix the allulose (powdered sweetener), Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon extract (or oil) into the cream cheese.
- Then spoon in the whipped cream and mix in until all ingredients are fully incorporated and mixed well.
- Serve immediately with berries or desired fruit or chill until ready to serve. May be made the day before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For the most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.
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I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
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